Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced a Raceland fugitive wanted for an attempted murder and aggravated assault has surrendered himself to authorities. Jacques Thomas (B/M, D.O.B. 12/12/82) of 556 St. Louis Street turned himself in at the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on Wednesday, July 24.
Thomas was initially wanted in connection to an incident which occurred on January 12 wherein he allegedly shot at another man, John Ashe II (B/M, D.O.B. 11/27/70) of Virginia, following an argument which escalated into a physical confrontation. During the initial fight, Ashe allegedly grabbed a knife and threatened Thomas, causing Thomas to flee the residence. Thomas later returned to the area with a firearm with Shentrelle Gray (B/M, D.O.B. 09/19/77) driving them around the neighborhood. When Thomas located Ashe, he fired two shots in Ashes direction, but both rounds missed Ashe, and one struck a bystander in the elbow. The victim was treated at a local hospital for moderate injuries and later released. Ashe was issued a criminal summons for aggravated assault, simple battery and simple criminal damage to property stemming from the incident. Gray was arrested and booked with accessory after the fact to attempted second degree murder and is still being held in lieu of $75,000 bond.
Then on April 30, Thomas was involved in an incident where he allegedly pointed a gun at another man. The victim was at home when another man, Alton Brown (B/M, D.O.B. 12/01/83) of Raceland, arrived at the residence and allegedly began punching the victim in the head, leading to a fight between the two men. After the two men separated, Brown went to his own residence at 255 Ayo Street. The victim then arrived at Browns residence a short time later and discovered Brown, Thomas and a third unidentified man standing outside. All three men each allegedly pointed a gun at the victim who fled the scene. Brown was arrested two weeks later on warrants for aggravated assault with a firearm and simple battery, and he was released on bond in June.
Thomas was booked on warrants for attempted second degree murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and probation violation. He is being held in lieu of $160,000 bond, and he is also being held for Louisiana Probation and Parole.